Bacon-Crusted Fruit-Stuffed French Toast

This tastes like a strawberry croissant. It's crunchy, sweet, and a little salty. I never really cared for French toast until I started playing around and invented this. Serve with your favorite syrup.

1
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
14 mins
Total Time:
39 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 french toast sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon

Filling:

  • ½ (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 4 strawberries, diced, or more to taste

  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice

  • 4 slices bread

Egg Wash:

  • 3 eggs

  • ½ cup coconut milk

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 dash ground nutmeg

  • 1 dash salt

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 sprig mint leaves, slivered

Directions

  1. Place bacon slices in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer bacon slices to paper towels; dice. Reserve bacon grease.

  2. Blend cream cheese, 2 tablespoons butter, and sugar in a separate bowl. Fold strawberries and lemon juice into the filling.

  3. Divide filling between 2 slices of bread, spreading it out to the edges. Cover with remaining 2 slices of bread. Press sandwiches lightly together.

  4. Mix eggs, coconut milk, vanilla extract, ground nutmeg, and salt in a shallow bowl to make egg wash.

  5. Melt 1 1/2 teaspoon reserved bacon grease and 1 1/2 teaspoon butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle half the diced bacon evenly in the skillet. Dip 1 side of each sandwich in the egg wash. Place on top of the bacon in the skillet; cook until eggs are set and slightly browned, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

  6. Melt remaining 1 1/2 teaspoon bacon grease and 1 1/2 teaspoon butter in the skillet. Sprinkle remaining diced bacon in the skillet. Dip the second side of each sandwich in egg wash and return to the skillet; cook until lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes.

  7. Cut sandwiches in half and garnish with mint.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute milk for the coconut milk if desired.

Use your favorite fruit instead of strawberries if preferred.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of egg wash. The actual amount of egg wash consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

915 Calories
72g Fat
45g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 915
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 72g 92%
Saturated Fat 43g 215%
Cholesterol 422mg 141%
Sodium 1392mg 61%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 23mg 117%
Calcium 189mg 15%
Iron 6mg 35%
Potassium 513mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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